Coffee Chat

Thanks to Les for hosting the coffee chat.  This week's topic is...

"I would like to see ____________ trend disappear in 2014."

I am not particularly trendy with the exception of when it comes to statistics but hardly anyone considers that 'trendy.'  I guess just for the fun of this, I thought I would answer this on the professional level.

Professional - I would be happy to never read another SEM paper.  

The technique has gotten 'hot' and it is used for everything now.  The technique is easily to manipulate and the findings are also very difficult interpret.  Not to mention that the papers written using this technique seem to forget about the 'story' and just worry about pounding a whole series on statistics at you.  They are painful to me.  Saying that, I have to go work on my paper today where we used the technique...:-(